strive to equal or match, especially by imitating
"He is emulating the skating skills of his older sister"
imitate the function of (another system), as by modifying the hardware or the software
compete with successfully; approach or reach equality with
"This artist's drawings cannot emulate his water colors"
To attempt to equal or be the same as.
To copy or imitate, especially a person.
To feel a rivalry with; to be jealous of, to envy.
(computing) of a program or device to imitate another program or device
striving to excel; ambitious; emulous
to strive to equal or to excel in qualities or actions; to imitate, with a view to equal or to outdo, to vie with; to rival; as, to emulate the good and the great
Origin: [L. aemulatus, p. p. of aemulari, fr. aemulus emulous; prob. akin to E. imitate.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em′ū-lāt, v.t. to strive to equal or excel: to imitate, with a view to equal or excel: to rival.—adj. (Shak.) ambitious.—n. Emulā′tion, act of emulating or attempting to equal or excel: rivalry: competition: contest: (obs.) jealous rivalry.—adj. Em′ulative, inclined to emulation, rivalry, or competition.—n. Em′ulator:—fem. Em′ulatress.—adj. Em′ulatory, arising from or expressing emulation.—v.t. Em′ule (obs), to emulate.—adj. Em′ulous, eager to emulate: desirous of like excellence with another: engaged in competition or rivalry.—adv. Em′ulously—n. Em′ulousness. [L. æmulāri, æmulātus—æmulus, striving with.]
The numerical value of emulate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of emulate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Images & Illustrations of emulate
Translations for emulate
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for emulate »
Find a translation for the emulate definition in other languages:
Select another language: